Environmental Satisfaction in Open-Plan Environments: 6. Satisfaction Algorithms for Software

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20378548
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction; Issue 155
Physical description32 p.
SubjectOffice/Workstation design; Open-plan offices [cubicles]; Lighting
AbstractOne of the outcomes of the COPE project is software to aid decision-makers in the design and operation of open plan offices. The software concept is that decision-makers enter key aspects of the office design; e.g., cubicle size, partition height, ceiling tile properties, surface reflectances. They also provide costing information related to these choices. The software accesses the results of the other COPE study tasks to indicate expected indoor environment conditions associated with these choices, such as illuminance, speech privacy and glare. These can be compared with particular criteria that might apply. The software will also indicate potential occupant satisfaction issues (?positives' or ?negatives') associated with the design, and provide text advice on these issues. This report details the derivation of the algorithms (or ?rules' or ?heuristics') that determine under what conditions occupant satisfaction issues are identified.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number15952
NPARC number20378548
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Record identifier086d98b5-42b8-46a7-b998-7f66785bb570
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-10-03
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